Miu Miu’s new short-film of the Women’s Tales series has been released.
Text: Emily Mandylara
Spark and Light, the seventh short film of the Miu Miu’s Women’s Tales series is a depiction of director So Yong Kim’s keen eye for the subtle complexities of family ties. Miu Miu has commissioned seven Women’s Tales so far as part of the acclaimed short-film series by women who critically celebrate femininity in the 21st century.
The most recent short-film reveals a dream-like story. A young woman falls in and out of sleep as her surroundings transform into an Icelandic landscape that merge with her own memories. Fears are enchantingly transformed into comforting and fantastical fabrics. The Korean born American writer and director, So Yong Kim, comments, “I’ve always been obsessed with family dynamics, I’m always trying to develop my understanding of that.”
“Spark and Light is directed by So Yong Kim. It’s the seventh commission from Miu Miu Women’s Tales, the acclaimed short-film series by women who critically celebrate femininity in the 21st century.
“Mom’s stable, asleep. Drive safe! Xoxo Dad.”
Soon after Elizabeth receives this text message, her mother isn’t the only one lost in sleep. Elizabeth’s car has broken down. It’s freezing cold, no sign of life nearby. She just has to wait, patiently. The recovery guys will be here soon, Elizabeth. Till then, she warms her young hands on the vents, drifts into a strange slumber, followed by an even more surreal awakening. Icelandic landscapes merge with Elizabeth’s memories. Fears are magically transformed into comforting and fantastical fabrics. Father, upstairs, alone.
In the new film, we see this take the form of a mother separated in two: one lifeless on a hospital bed; the other vibrantly alive surrounded by love. This dream-like story inserts new intellectual and emotional colour to the Miu Miu Women’s Tales series: the great story of growing up.